Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pecan Puffs (aka Mexican Wedding Cookies)

Squeezing in another yummy and easy recipe before Christmas is upon us.

This one is simple and mildly sweet.
The dough only has 2 Tb. sugar...the sweetness comes from the powdered sugar that you roll the cookies in...twice....after baking.  Only FIVE simple ingredients called for in the cookie dough...and then powdered sugar too. 

I loved that the whole batch fit on one cookie sheet too.  It made 20 cookies.
Perfect for something quick to add to a holiday tray or get together.  

I've had this recipe in my files for over 30 years. I know this is a classic cookie, and this is my 'classy' recipe.

I made the balls walnut sized...I think it makes them perfect. 

Enjoy every tender, buttery, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth bite!


1/2 c. butter, softened
2 Tb. white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. all purpose flour
1 c. pecans, chopped fine 
powdered sugar 

Preheat oven to 300. Grease cookie sheet; set aside.
In medium bowl, cream butter & sugar until well blended; add remaining ingredients. Make walnut-sized balls; place on prepared cookie sheet.  Bake 15 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar when removed from oven.  Cool; roll in powdered sugar again. Cool to room temp. 

Linked to Weekend Potluck

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